The Dallas Cowboys (7-6) received a thorough beat down at the hands of the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. That loss dropped them out of first place in the NFC East and has them a game behind the Philadelphia Eagles meaning they could miss out on the playoffs again. A wild card berth is probably out of reach. They’re currently in possession of two 9-4 teams, the Carolina Panthers and the San Francisco 49ers.
“We’ve got to win out,” quarterback Tony Romo told ESPNDallas.com. “That’s our approach. We need to do that. I think we have that mindset. I think we’ve had that. Really, a couple of weeks ago, we felt like we needed to win. We did that, so it’s going right back into it.”
His teammates agree with him.
“We’ve got to win them all at this point,” cornerback Orlando Scandrick said. “We can’t sit around and wait for Philadelphia to lose.”
“We just feel like we don’t want any margin of error,” defensive end DeMarcus Ware “We want to win out and control our own destiny. That’s just the bottom line.”
The Cowboys by winning their next two games would enter week 17 with a 9-6 record. Provided the Eagles win their next two games, they’d enter week 17 with a 10-5 record. The two teams play on week 17 and if the Cowboys win, they’d get the nod having swept the season series.